The Four Noble Truths And The Noble Eightfold Path

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The core principals of Buddhism can be found in The Four Noble Truths and The Noble Eightfold Path. The Four Noble Truths are the truths about life. The first one is that in order to live, you’re going to suffer. Mind and body can inevitably become sick and lead to stress in life. Second noble truth is that suffering stems from a cause; desire. They go hand in hand in an inverse relationship. If someone desires to be private, they’re constantly going to be worried about when they’re not alone. This is so prevalent that the pleasure they get from being alone is not worth the struggle of privacy. The third noble truth is tied in by saying to end the suffering; a person must end all desires. Lastly, the fourth noble truth describes the best ways to end suffering is to follow the eightfold path. To find inner peace, someone must follow the eightfold path. In order to achieve this you must do all of these correctly: understanding,…show more content…
But the more I think about it, the less shocked I am. The monks apart of the violence have motives that are much more past religious belief. It’s most likely a means of corruption to control the area spiritually, and then in turn, politically. They could also be radical and suppressive because they are doing whatever they can to prove that Buddhism is the master religion. A similar, but not as radical example can be seen with senator Ted Cruz and other political figures. While they are very openly Christian (another religion that is not too keen on the idea of violence) and support religious freedom, when it comes to religions other than their own, their views change. This can be seen with supporting armed protests outside mosques, or be open to carpet bombs in Syria. Both of these things are far from the true religion, but the person is still seen as openly religious. When corruption occurs, people can put selfish interests above what they were spiritually and morally taught to
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